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Friday, August 17, 2018

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 16:36:00

No Small Talk, Ep. 26: Dillon Hupp of ACANSA, "The Red Shoes"

This week, we talk about “The Red Shoes,” the 1948 film that inspired Scorsese and Gene Kelly, and the next film up in the Arkansas Times Film Series. Also, Dillon Hupp, Executive Director of the ACANSA Arts Festival, stops by to talk about this year's lineup.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 14:01:00

New ownership for District Fare, H.A.M.'s Brandon Brown managing

Tomas Bohm, the owner of The Pantry and The Pantry Crest, has sold District Fare, his Hillcrest sandwich shop at 2807 Kavanaugh Blvd., to Little Rock restaurateur Daniel Bryant.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 11:18:00

"Rock Island Railroad in Arkansas" at next "Pen to Podium" lecture

Michael Hibblen, a longtime chronicler of the Rock Island Railroad, speaks about his new book Tuesday evening at the Department of Arkansas Heritage.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 11:13:00

Monk Higgins' "Extra Soul Perception" reissued

"Extra Soul Perception," the best-known album by Conway County’s finest saxophone stylist, Monk Higgins, has been reissued.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 11:09:00

Former CJRW CEO Ron Robinson dies at 75

Former Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods (CJRW) CEO Ron Robinson, 75, for whom the CALS Ron Robinson Theater was named, died Tuesday.

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Friday, August 10, 2018 - 15:59:00

No Small Talk, Ep. 25: Kaleidoscope

This week, William Moon stopped by to talk about the selections for the 2018 Kaleidoscope Film Festival. Plus, a new TV series from Graham Gordy, Levon Helm's boyhood home gets recognized on the Arkansas Register of Historic Places and Low Key Arts announces the lineup for October's Hot Water Hills Music & Arts Festival.

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Friday, August 10, 2018 - 15:50:00

A miscellany of art: Aug. 10-16

We don't get to post all the jpegs of artwork on exhibit that come into the office, but they have more allure and tell you more about the work than what I can write about them. Hence this slideshow of work from shows opening tonight (Aug. 10) for 2nd Friday Art Night, 5-8 p.m. (see the To Do list for more information), and other openings and shows this weekend and in the days ahead.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 10:09:00

Not so far out: Wingstock coming Aug. 18 and tickets are on sale

Tickets have gone on sale for the second annual Wingstock, which is like Woodstock except all the performers are restaurants, their talent the chicken wing and the event is at Verizon Arena instead of Max Yasgur’s farm.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 10:03:00

The Poke News: Ohia is here, Fresh Bowl rolling downtown

The raw fish craze in Little Rock is scaling up, with new poke restaurants opening in the Promenade at Chenal and the River Market food hall.

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 15:00:00

No Small Talk, Ep. 24: Filmland

This week, we talk with Matt DeCample of Arkansas Cinema Society about Filmland, an ACS event that's bringing Richard Linklater, Mary Steenburgen, Kristen Schaal, David & Christina Arquette and many others to town for screenings and conversation with filmmaker/Board Chair Jeff Nichols.

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Friday, August 3, 2018 - 12:32:00

Faulkner Chamber Music Festival tunes up young musicians

No matter how dedicated the instructor, there's a lot that young musicians don't learn in the course of their private lessons. Faulkner Chamber Music Festival fills in some of those gaps with a ten-day chamber music camp each summer.

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 12:23:00

Architects design Food Truck Mondays

The folks at Cromwell Architect Engineers at 1300 E. Sixth St. have drawn up plans to truck in chow to the East Village location on Mondays "while weather permits," starting Aug. 6.

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Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 12:04:00

Beef on a biscuit? That's right, at Delta Biscuit Co., coming in the fall

Union Pacific conductor-turned biscuit-maker Hayne Begley says his Delta Biscuit Co. food truck should get rolling in Little Rock by the end of October or first of November.

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Friday, July 27, 2018

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 10:41:00

No Small Talk, Ep 23: Omaya and Stephanie Recommend

This week on "No Small Talk," we catch up on some arts and culture news and implore you to get outside this weekend.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 10:45:00

Richard Linklater, Jeff Nichols, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen in Little Rock for Arkansas Cinema Society's "Filmland"

Richard Linklater, Christina and David Arquette, Phoenix, Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen and more are on Arkansas Cinema Society's star-studded lineup for “Filmland,” its annual film festival, set Aug. 23-26.

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 13:50:00

Less Cowbell: Foghat and Blue Oyster Cult at Magic Springs

A dozen years or so separated visits to the Timberwood Amphitheater for me and my son. But one thought was the same, and at the same time reminded me that a dozen years of watching your kid grow up flies by like a flash. That thought: Man, I wish Little Rock had an outdoor music site like this.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 19:50:00

UPDATE: Cardi B, Toby Keith, Gucci Mane, George Clinton, Sammy Hagar headline El Dorado's Musicfest

Cardi B, [CANCELLED] Toby Keith, Gucci Mane and George Clinton are among the headliners for Murphy Arts District's Musicfest this year.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 16:38:00

Garrard Conley memoir adapted for film

Arkansas native Garrard Conley’s 2016 memoir “Boy Erased” has been adapted for film. The trailer — released this week — is already generating buzz as a potential Oscar contender.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 10:13:00

The Rep secure through August 14, Board reports

From the Arkansas Repertory Theatre comes news that it has received "almost 900 gifts totaling more than $422,000 and has secured two challenge grants – one from the John and Robyn Horn Foundation and another from the Windgate Charitable Foundation – valued collectively at $1,025,000."

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 10:07:00

Oxford American retires remainder of $700K debt to UCA

The Oxford American Literary Project’s board of directors announced this week that it retired all remaining debt owed to the University of Central Arkansas, which at one time totaled $700,000.

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